McLennan County Profile

Compiled by
The County Information Program, Texas Association of Counties

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Map of County

Note: Corrected/updated 2013 property tax data for Anderson, Andrews, Angelina, Ector, Hale, Hood and Montgomery on April 29, 2015.

POPULATION (Census Bureau)
County Population     «History»   «Group Quarters»
Estimate 2016:247,934More data
Estimate 2015:245,203 
Estimate 2014:243,014 
Estimate 2013:241,432 
Estimate 2012:239,385 
Estimate 2011:237,784 
Census 2010:234,906More data
Census 2000:213,517More data
Population of the County Seat (Waco)
Census 2010:124,805 
Census 2000:113,726 
Note: City and town populations include only those parts of each place found within this county. Use our «Town & City Search» to find the total population of each place.
Bellmead city:10,306More data
Beverly Hills city:2,022More data
Bruceville-Eddy city (pt.):1,489More data
Crawford town:741More data
Gholson city:1,074More data
Golinda city (pt.):155More data
Hallsburg city:527More data
Hewitt city:14,322More data
Lacy-Lakeview city:6,611More data
Leroy city:339More data
Lorena city:1,744More data
Mart city (pt.):1,899More data
McGregor city (pt.):5,071More data
Moody city:1,377More data
Riesel city:1,018More data
Robinson city:11,493More data
Ross city:285More data
Valley Mills city (pt.):13More data
Waco city:134,432More data
West city:2,880More data
Woodway city:8,835More data
County Size in Square Miles (Census Bureau and EPA)
Land Area:1,037.1More data
Water Area:23.1More data
Total Area:1,060.2More data
Population Density Per Square Mile
2010:226.50More data
Urban and Rural Population of the County, 2010 (Census Bureau)
Percent Urban:76.65More data
Percent Rural:23.35More data
Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Hispanic:25.8%More data
Race - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent White Alone:80.0%More data
Percent African American Alone:15.0%More data
Percent American Indian and Alaska Native Alone:1.1%More data
Percent Asian Alone:1.7%More data
Percent Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander Alone:0.1%More data
Percent Multi-Racial:2.0%More data
Race and Ethnicity - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent Not Hispanic White Alone:56.6%More data
Percent Not Hispanic Black Alone:14.2%More data
Age - 2016 (Census Bureau)     «Age Groups»
17 and Under:24.8%More data
65 and Older:13.9%More data
85 and Older:2.0%More data
Median Age:33.0More data
Per Capita Income - 2016 (BEA):$38,125More data
Total Personal Income - 2016 (BEA):$9,452,592,000More data
Median Household Income - 2016 (Census Bureau):$46,662More data
Poverty - 2016 (Census Bureau)
Percent of Population in Poverty:18.5%More data
Percent of Population under 18 in Poverty:24.5%More data
Educational Attainment (Census Bureau, 2012-2016 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimate)
Percent high school graduate and higher:83.8% 
Percent bachelor's degree or higher:22.2% 
Pay (BLS)
Average Annual Pay - 2016:$43,218More data
Average Annual Pay - 2015:$42,325 
Average Annual Pay - 2014:$40,953 
Average Annual Pay - 2013:$39,937 
Average Annual Pay - 2012:$39,772 
Annual Unemployment Rate, Not Adjusted (Texas Workforce Commission)
Unemployment Rate - 2016:4.0More data
Unemployment Rate - 2015:4.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2014:5.0 
Unemployment Rate - 2013:6.1 
Unemployment Rate - 2012:6.6 
COUNTY FINANCES (Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts)
Property Taxes - 2016
Total County Tax Rate:     «Historic Tax Rate» «Detailed Tax Rates»$0.525293More data
Total Market Value:     «Values and Levies»$18,974,181,058More data
Total Appraised Value Available for County Taxation:$14,309,553,943More data
Total Actual Levy:$75,167,085More data
For property tax information about a specific property, contact the Appraisal District.
Sales Tax Allocation History
CY 2016:$16,777,302More data
CY 2015:$15,999,202 
CY 2014:$15,013,354 
CY 2013:$13,845,149 
CY 2012:$13,109,540 
Centerline Miles - 2016
IH Highways:39.867More data
US Highways:52.079More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:114.279More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:313.561More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:133.136More data
On-System Subtotal:652.922More data
City Streets:1,139.329More data
Certified County Roads:1,068.455More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:44.426More data
Off-System Subtotal:2,252.210More data
Center Line Miles: County Total:2,905.132More data
Lane Miles - 2016
IH Highways:180.430More data
US Highways:182.165More data
State Highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Routes:382.425More data
Farm or Ranch to Market Roads and Spurs:693.000More data
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads:0.000More data
Frontage Roads:266.705More data
On-System Subtotal:1,704.725More data
City Streets:2,370.054More data
Certified County Roads:2,129.394More data
Toll Road Authority Roads:0.000More data
Federal Roads:88.852More data
Off-System Subtotal:4,588.300More data
County Total:6,293.025More data
County Business Patterns (Census Bureau):     «CBP 2015»
County Agricultural Profile (USDA):     «Census of Agriculture 2012»
State & County QuickFacts (Census Bureau):     «McLennan County QuickFacts»
State & County Narrative Profiles (Census Bureau):     «McLennan County Narrative Profile»
County History (Handbook of Texas Online):     «McLennan County History»
Texas Almanac (Texas State Historical Association):     «McLennan County»

Special Districts in McLennan County.
School Districts in McLennan County.
History of City Tax Rates in McLennan County.

Airports in McLennan County.
Hospitals in McLennan County.
Prisons in McLennan County.